I am a former Teaching Fellow at King’s College London, with degrees from the universities of London, Jerusalem and Cambridge. Author of 'Israel and the Cold War: Diplomacy, Strategy and the Policy of the Periphery at the United Nations' (I.B.Tauris, 2013), I review for the Royal Institute of International Affairs (Chatham House) and write for several academic journals and newspapers.
I have a BA (Hons) in Jewish History from University College London; an MA in Social Sciences from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, where I was awarded both a Golda Meir Fellowship and the first Mikardo Scholarship awarded by the British Foreign Office; an MPhil in International Relations, specialising in US and UK Foreign Policy, from the University of Cambridge, where I was awarded a Donner Prize in Atlantic Studies and a PhD in Israeli Foreign Policy towards Iran, Turkey and Ethiopia during the Cold War, from King's College London.
As a Teaching Fellow at King's College London I taught MA courses on the Arab-Israeli conflict, US and British Foreign Policy, War and Peace in the Middle East, and Inter-Faith Relations in the Mediterranean.
I lived, studied and worked in Israel for many years, am a fluent Hebrew speaker, a Spurs fan, and spiritual kibbutznik.